Tag: Price Negotiations

A tale of healthcare transparency | New Hampshire Business Review

A tale of healthcare transparency | New Hampshire Business Review

‘Sticker price’ I tentatively signed up for the procedure, scheduled in two weeks, the Friday before Columbus Day. Then, armed with procedure codes, I proceeded to do my homework. First, I called the cost information number on the urologist’s pre-op literature. I got a message inviting me to leave a voicemail with my procedure number […]

Can you ask your mechanic for better pricing? | Driving

Can you ask your mechanic for better pricing? | Driving

For example, Napa lists almost 20 different front brake pad options, ranging from $41 to $274, for a 2013 Honda Civic. Of course there are differences in quality, noise level, lifespan and performance, and as with most things in life, the cheapest isn’t always the worst and the most expensive isn’t always the best. Few […]

Home Prices In US Cities Down Slightly From Record Highs | inman

Home Prices In US Cities Down Slightly From Record Highs | inman

Home prices in the nation’s metropolitan markets rose to a median of $266,900 in the third quarter of 2018 – up 4.8 percent from the same time last year – but are slightly down over last quarter’s record high, since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking the data in 1979. “Though inventory is […]

Prices vary within hospitals: Why patients should price shop payers | Becker’s Hospital Review

Prices vary within hospitals: Why patients should price shop payers | Becker’s Hospital Review

Research on price variation in healthcare often shows the stark differences patients pay for the same procedure at one hospital compared to another. However, a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests payers play an equally significant role in price variation, even within the same hospital. … For these five procedures, […]

The ‘vendors’ in HHS’ new drug pricing plan sound an awful lot like PBMs, experts say  | FierceHealthcare

The ‘vendors’ in HHS’ new drug pricing plan sound an awful lot like PBMs, experts say  | FierceHealthcare

Despite railing against the role of middlemen—namely pharmacy benefit managers—in rising drug prices, the Trump administration appears poised to introduce some of its own into the Part B program. The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled its International Pricing Index (IPI) model last week, which aims to bring down the costs of pharmaceuticals in […]

Pricing: How deep do you discount? | Source Global Research

Pricing: How deep do you discount? | Source Global Research

How much do you have to discount your consulting fee rates for if you want to have an impact on buying behaviour? 5%? 10%? 20%? Research we carried out five years ago suggested that small price cuts make no difference, except perhaps to the procurement manager who has the lonely and thankless task of demanding […]

Prestige Imports: How much it costs to lease a Pagani Huayra Roadster  | CNBC

Prestige Imports: How much it costs to lease a Pagani Huayra Roadster  | CNBC

A Pagani Huayra Roadster is expensive — the price starts at $2.6 million. If you don’t have that kind of cash upfront, you can lease one, but that’s not cheap either. “The majority of our clients are going ahead and writing a check to buy the car on the spot,” Brett David, CEO of Prestige […]

US pricing plan slammed for imposing “foreign price controls” | PMLiVE

US pricing plan slammed for imposing “foreign price controls” | PMLiVE

President Trump’s latest plan to bring down the cost of medicines in the US has drawn fire from the drug industry, which claims it will undermine access to medicines for some of the country’s neediest people. Last week, Trump unveiled proposals to bring US prices for drugs covered by Medicare Part B – which covers […]

Letter: Make drug pricing transparent for Ohioans | The Columbus Dispatch

Letter: Make drug pricing transparent for Ohioans | The Columbus Dispatch

I respond to the Oct. 10 Dispatch editorial “Medicaid in need of transparency and oversight” regarding drug pricing. As a former administrator in Ohio’s Medicaid office, I was privy to meetings with both the pharmacy staff and pharmacy companies. Frequently I saw staff members agree with basically whatever the companies wanted. As a taxpayer and […]

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

PPS Fall Session to Showcase Intelligent Data-Driven Pricing Strategies Today, commercial pricing success demands new ways of managing data. Pricing organizations are tasked with managing increasingly large and complex data sets coming from diverse sources that change rapidly. As a result, there is a failure to operationalize pricing strategy over a long-term horizon. Pricing organizations […]